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Comprehensive Wrap-Around Social Services for High-Risk Teen Parents and Their Families

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $536,609)

Eastern Michigan University proposes a project to provide comprehensive wrap-around social services for high-risk teen parents and their families. This project will expand services for the State's most vulnerable families, specifically teen parents who have mental health problems, are or have been involved with juvenile justice, and/or are homeless. The target population also includes foster children who become parents while still in care or when aging out, as well as the children (under age 8) of these teen parents. The project will provide integrated human services to high-risk families to prevent juvenile justice (re)involvement for the parents and emotional disturbance in their children. This program will specifically study the impact of intervention on children of color in the welfare and justice systems in two populous counties in Michigan, predicting service for approximately 80 teen parents in year one. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2008